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SATA II flash drives compatible with industrial SSDs

Posted: 10 Aug 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SATA II? industrial SSD? data reliability?

TDK Corp. will launch in late September 2011 the SDG3B series of serial ATA II compatible industrial solid state drives (SSDs) with a maximum capacity of 128GB. The SDG3B drives are industrial SSDs that use the TDK GBDriver RS3 series of SSD controller ICs. Even though they are not equipped with cache memory, the drives still support an effective read speed of 160MB/s.

TDK enhanced data reliability, a key requirement for embedded SSDs. In addition to the existing auto-recovery functions and the power interruption tolerance algorithm, the SSDs are also equipped with a powerful error-correction function scalable to 44bit/sector error correction code (ECC) and an auto-refresh function to provide powerful tolerance against power supply problems.

In addition, TDK improved the SSD lifespan. An advanced static wear leveling function and a data randomiser function, both developed by TDK, distribute data writing among all of the flash memory blocks, maximising the lifespan of the semiconductor storage. SMART (self-monitoring and analysis reporting technology) data also makes it possible to determine in real time the number of times each memory block is rewritten (erased), facilitating quantitative assessment and projection of drive life on user systems.

The drives feature an advanced encryption function using the 128bit AES encryption that has been registered as United States Department of Commerce Federal Information Processing Standards FIPS PUB 197. Data is automatically encrypted before writing to the flash memory, preventing data leaks and tampering. Furthermore, the drives provide a high level of storage security, preventing unauthorised copying and other data risks by using the ATA standard security functions.

The SDG3B series of industrial SSDs are SATA flash memory drives ideal for use as replacements for hard disc drives in industrial equipment and embedded devices. They provide high-speed performance, data reliability, storage lifespan, and data security at the highest levels in the industry.

TDK provides technical support to customers in Japan and overseas backed up by its technologies including dispatch of field application engineers and implementation of reliability monitoring functions, for which there is strong demand in the industrial equipment embedded flash storage market.

Production of the TDK SDG3B series will begin in September 2011 in Taiwan. Production capacity is estimated at 10,000 units/month at launch.

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